We’re pleased to provide a number of useful resources for parents, clinicians, and teachers, including a searchable database of publications by OSLC scientists.Learn More
Children and adolescents involved in child welfare are among the most disadvantaged individuals in American society and are at greatly elevated risk for drug use and related problems including delinquency, teen pregnancy, poor physical and mental health, homelessness, incarceration, and HIV-risk behaviors.Learn More
Katherine C. Pears, Ph.D.
Dr. Pears is a senior scientist having worked at OSLC for more than 20 years. She is the principle investigator for the Kids in Transition to Schools (KITS) project and a campaign of its implementation in schools throughout Oregon. Katherine also serves OSLC in a key role as chair of the Management Committee.Learn More
Many Men’s Drinking Increases in Their 30’s, Study Shows
The study, “Growth, Persistence, and Desistance of Alcohol Use for At-Risk Men in Their 30s” was published online in Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. The study was supported by funds from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The team of scientists, led by Senior Scientist Dr. Deborah Capaldi, studied approximately 200 men and their partners over 20 years and a particularly interesting finding was that, whereas wife or partner heavy drinking may effect men’s drinking, drunkenness of the men’s friends was a stronger predictor. This indicates that peer influence, thought to wane as men mature, may still be strong in their 30s.Learn More